BA - Business Administration

BA2280 Cooperative Work Experience

1-8 credits (3-24 lab hrs/wk) This course provides the student with an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in coordinator approved business situations that closely parallel the field of study. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

BA101 Introduction to Business

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) This course surveys American business organization, operation, and management. This course develops an awareness of the nature of business in the capital system. Introduction is made to the fields of ownership, organization, personnel, accounting, financing, marketing, management, production, insurance, real estate, foreign trade, and government regulations.

BA120 Leadership Development

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course introduces leadership and group dynamics theory and skills to identify and develop the qualities of effective leadership that are essential for career, organizational, and personal success.  The course will integrate leadership models and theories with current leadership practices within a multicultural context.

BA150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Entrepreneurship is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about potential business ownership, becoming the creator of jobs in the community.  The Introduction to Entrepreneurship course will focus on the leadership skills and entrepreneurial traits needed to to be successful.

BA156 Essentials of Economics

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces the subject of economics in a practical business- oriented sense. The course relies on current events and practical applications. The content includes supply and demand, fiscal and monetary policies, and international trade. Prerequisite: MTH65 with a 'C' or better.

BA177 Payroll Records and Accounting

3 credits (3 lec 1 lab hrs/wk) Provides practice in all payroll operations, the recording of accounting entries involving payroll and the preparation of payroll tax returns required of businesses. Prerequisite: BA211 with a 'C' or better.

BA198/298 Independent Study in Business

1-3 credits (hrs to be arranged) Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

BA203 Introduction to International Business

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course provides students with a basic understanding of the broad field of international business.  It forms a foundation for future study and specialization in the international business field.  Students will gain an understanding of the institutions, environments, forces, and problems that are involved when businesses operate in foreign economies. Prerequisite: WR121 or WR115, BA223 with a 'C' or better.

BA205 Solving Communication Problems with Technology

3 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) Focuses on using current technology to create, revise, and design business documents: letters, memos, e-mail, reports, minutes, simple instructions, and resumes. Students will use library and Internet resources to collect information. In addition, students will deliver oral presentations using presentation tools. Prerequisite: WR121 or WR115 with a 'C' or better.

BA206 Management Fundamentals

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) The course explores the duties of managers and the techniques they use to improve organizational performance. The course focuses on four key responsibilities of management: planning, organizing, leading, and control.

BA211 Principles of Accounting I

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) Discusses the theory, principles and procedures for organizing, interpreting and reporting the financial transactions of business or industry.  Describes and discusses the problems of properly recording and measuring income and expense.  Specialized areas such as: merchandise inventory, special journals, cash and receivables are discussed. Prerequisite: MTH82 or MTH60 with a 'C' or better, or appropriate score on placement test.

BA212 Principles of Accounting II

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) Discusses the theory and principles of recording financial records, including accounting systems, management control, depreciation, merchandise inventory, evaluation, partnership and corporate accounting, capital stock, investments, statement of cash flow, and dividends. Prerequisite: BA211 with a 'C' or better.

BA213 Principles of Accounting III (Managerial Accounting)

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) This course will cover cost accounting for manufacturing plants, income taxes and their effect on business decisions and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: BA212 or AC2764 with a 'C' or better.

BA215 Cost Accounting

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course develops techniques for determining product costs under job order, process and standard costing, and introduces cost analysis for decision making. Prerequisite: BA212 with a 'C' or better.

BA217 Accounting Process

3 credits (3 lec, 1 lab hr/wk) Review and apply basic accounting systems in practical applications.  These will range from working with journals and ledgers, to the application of accounting systems on a microcomputer and analyzing financial statements. Prerequisite: AC2764 or BA211 with a 'C' or better.

BA220 Tax Accounting (Personal Income Tax)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A beginning course in federal income tax preparation. Business taxes as they relate to a single proprietor will be briefly discussed. Prerequisite: BA211 with a 'C' or better.

BA222 Finance

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course covers the core financial aspects of business entrepreneurship in sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and private corporations. It includes key financial topics such as financial statements, break-even analysis, cash-flow analysis, working capital management, time value of money, and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BA212 or AC2764 and MTH82 or MTH65 with a 'C' or better.

BA223 Principles of Marketing

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Develops skills in understanding and developing strategies in the marketing environment. Covers principles and techniques of market research, consumer behavior, product development, pricing, distribution and promotion. Establishes basis for creating a marketing plan.

BA224 Human Resource Management

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) The student will be introduced to personnel functions as they relate to the management of the human resources of an organization. Areas of concentration will include employee selection, training, and compensation.  Prerequisite: BA206 with a 'C' or better.

BA230 Business Law

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces the student to the legal environment of business. Students will explore/understand the specific legal issues in conducting business. Topics include: the Legal Environment as well as Tort, Contract, Sales, Agency, Real/ Personal Property, Partnership, and Corporation Law.

BA232/MTH243 Business Statistics

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) Introduces elementary statistics techniques to aid decision-making in the business environment. Emphasis is on statistical inference, probability, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: MTH95 with a 'C' or better.

BA233 eMarketing

Learn the practical applications of diverse online marketing components such as searches and optimization, tracking, reporting, and social media.  Online marketing strategies will be introduced to guide creation, promotion, and tracking of an online presence for a person, brand, or company. Prerequisite: BA223 with a 'C' or better.

BA238 Sales

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course involves the role of sales as an integral part of the total marketing function.  The application of selling to the behavioral science will be included with special emphasis on sales psychology, sales techniques and the fundamental principles of sales communication. 

BA239 Advertising

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A detailed examination of the purpose, preparation, placement, and analysis of the various types of advertisements and relative merits of media such as television,internet, radio and the newspaper.  Involves practice in the planning and analysis of complete advertising campaigns and their coordination with other marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BA223 with a 'C' or better.

BA240 Fund Accounting (Governmental)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course presents accounting for governmental and non-profit organizations. It includes budgetary and expenditure control as well as considerations, reporting and operations of genreal, special revenue and capital projects. Prerequisite: BA211 with a 'C' or better.

BA249 Retailing

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A study of retail strategy, structure and management.  The course stresses the role of the supervisor in the daily operation of retail work.

BA250 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course covers the basic principles of business entrepreneurship, including planning, organizing, innovation, staffing, and controlling, stressing those elements needed for financial achievement and personal reward. Prerequisite: BA223 with a 'C' or better.

BA277 Business Ethics

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course is designed to make the student aware of the ethical issues currently facing business and to provide a background against which the student may evaluate and/or compare his or her own ethical views/stands.

BA280 Field Experience

1-8 credits (3-24 lab hrs/wk) Practical on-site experience that will allow students to test knowledge learned in the classroom and explore the variety of workplaces in which to apply that knowledge. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

BA284 Job Readiness

1 credits (1 lec hrs/wk) Prepares the student for the work experience portion of cooperative education and the student’s on-campus program through feedback sessions and instruction in job-related areas. Prerequisite: CIS120 with a 'C' or better.

BA285 Human Relations in Organizations

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course explores interactions in organizations by examining human perceptions, communications, small group dynamics and leadership. Includes the dynamics of change, cultural diversity, substance abuse, work stress, ethics and social responsibility, career development, and the challenges of globalization.

BA288 Customer Service

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course provides a thorough introduction to customer service skills.  Introduces concepts of basic customer service. Covers how to develop and establish a customer service vision. Examines how to understand customer expectations before, during and after service delivery.

BA292 Entrepreneurship Capstone

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course showcases the student's achievements in completing their program.  Throughout this project-based course the student will be guided towards integrating their learning using a variety of activities such as reflecting, documenting, interviewing, volunteering, or taking part in other academic or community based events. Prerequisites: BA101, 150, 205, 206, 222, 227, and 239 with a 'C' or better.



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